42 Facts About Tracey Ullman


Tracey Ullman was born on Trace Ullman; 30 December 1959 and is a British-American actress, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and director.


Tracey Ullman would go on to star in her own network television comedy series, The Tracey Ullman Show from 1987 until 1990, which featured the first appearances of the long-running animated media franchise The Simpsons.


Tracey Ullman later produced programmes for HBO, including Tracey Takes On.


Tracey Ullman was the first British woman to be offered her own television sketch show in both the United Kingdom and the United States.


In 2016, she returned to British television with the BBC sketch comedy show Tracey Ullman's Show, her first project for the broadcaster in over thirty years.


Tracey Ullman is the recipient of numerous accolades, including twelve American Comedy Awards, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, four Satellite Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


Tracey Ullman was born Trace Ullman in Slough, Buckinghamshire, the younger of two daughters, to Doreen, who was of British and Roma extraction, and Anthony John Ullman, a Roman Catholic Pole.


Tracey Ullman brokered marriages and translated among the emigre Polish community.


Tracey Ullman eventually caught the attention of a headmaster, who recommended that she attend a performing arts school.


Tracey Ullman won a full scholarship to the Italia Conti Academy at the age of twelve.


Tracey Ullman branched out into musical theatre and was cast in numerous West End musicals including Grease, Elvis The Musical, and The Rocky Horror Show.


In less than two years, Tracey Ullman had six songs in the UK Top 100.


Tracey Ullman's songs were over-the-top evocations of 1960s and 1970s pop music with a 1980s edge, "somewhere between Minnie Mouse and the Supremes" as Melody Maker put it, or "retro before retro was cool", as a reviewer wrote in 2002.


Tracey Ullman's career received another boost when the video for "They Don't Know" featured a cameo appearance from Paul McCartney; at the time Ullman was filming a minor role in McCartney's film Give My Regards to Broad Street.


Tracey Ullman released her second album You Caught Me Out in 1984.


Tracey Ullman's final hit, "Sunglasses", featured comedian Adrian Edmondson in its music video.


Tracey Ullman began her television career in 1980 playing Lynda Bellingham's daughter in the British series Mackenzie.


Tracey Ullman appeared in Les Blair's avant-garde Four in a Million, an improvised play about club acts, at London's Royal Court Theatre.


Tracey Ullman won the London Critics Circle Theatre Award as Most Promising New Actress for her performance.


Tracey Ullman was cast as the promiscuous golddigger Candice Valentine.


In 1985, Tracey Ullman was persuaded by her husband, British independent television producer Allan McKeown, to join him in Los Angeles, where he was already partially based.


Tracey Ullman set her sights on a film and stage career, believing that there was little in the way of television for her.


The Tracey Ullman Show was awarded ten Primetime Emmy Awards, with Ullman winning three, one in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1990.


In 1991, Tracey Ullman's husband placed a successful bid on a television franchise in the South of England.


Tracey Ullman Takes on New York debuted on 9 October 1993.


Tracey Ullman returned to HBO again in 2005 with her one-woman stage show Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed.


Tracey Ullman's performance garnered her a Primetime Emmy Award, her seventh, and an American Comedy Award which was her eleventh.


Tracey Ullman played Princess Winnifred, a role originally made famous by Burnett on Broadway.


In March 2014, Tracey Ullman was introduced as Genevieve Scherbatsky, the mother of character Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother.


On 14 May 2019, it was announced that Tracey Ullman would be portraying Betty Friedan in the FX limited series Mrs America.


Tracey Ullman's performance garnered her an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Primetime Emmy nomination.


In 2021, Tracey Ullman plays councilwoman Irma Kostroski in the eleventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.


Tracey Ullman's first theatrical film was a small role in Paul McCartney's film Give My Regards to Broad Street.


Tracey Ullman made her big screen leading role debut in I Love You to Death acting alongside Kevin Kline, River Phoenix, and Joan Plowright.


Tracey Ullman appeared in lead and supporting roles in films such as Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Nancy Savoca's Household Saints, Bullets Over Broadway, Small Time Crooks, and A Dirty Shame.


Tracey Ullman played Jack's mother in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods and appeared in the musical film The Prom.


Tracey Ullman has an extensive stage career spanning back to the 1970s.


Tracey Ullman's performance earned her an Evening Standard Theatre Awards nomination for Best Actress.


Tracey Ullman had performed the piece previously in a test run for Idle back in 2007.


Tracey Ullman's mother died in a fire at her flat on 23 March 2015.


In September 2018, Tracey Ullman said that her daughter was pregnant and that she was about to become a grandmother for the first time.


Tracey Ullman holds dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States.